Video: Kirko Bangz ft. Z-Ro, Slim Thug & Paul Wall – Cup Up Top Down

Previously: Behind The Scenes

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Kirko Bangz – Cup Up Top Down f. Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug (Video)

H-Town connects in Kirko Bangz’s latest clip for “Cup Up Top Down” and he’s brought along Z-Ro, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug. Progression III drops August 12. PREVIOUS: Kirko Bangz – Cup Up Top Down f. Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug
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2 Chainz And DONDA Keep It Simple For B.O.A.T.S. II Cover


By Maurice Bobb

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the mindset 2 Chainz must have had when fashioning the artwork for his upcoming sophomore LP, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, which sticks to the tried and “tru” two gold chains motif that worked so well with his debut album.

“Here ya go guys! B.O.A.T.S 2 #MEtime. album cover,” the Atlanta rapper tweeted Tuesday (August 6) morning.

This time out, the cover art features a close up shot of two thick Cuban link necklaces with a white background. Kanye West’s creative company DONDA designed the packaging for the “I’m Different” MC’s new project, just as it did for Based on a T.R.U. Story.

(2 Chainz on designing album cover with DONDA)

“Me Time has multiple meanings. I feel like my music actually gives people a sense of going away sometimes — without really going on vacation,” Chainz told MTV News last month. “I feel like when people listen to me, they feel like they’re goin’ somewhere, taking time off; they’re relaxing, lettin’ their hair down. Every time somebody wants to have some ‘me time’ or whatever, this is the type of vibe, this is the type of project [to listen to]. I’m putting together different sounds to make people be like, ‘This is about me. Me and my people, this is our time.’”

The artist formerly known as Tity Boi is already in full-on promotion mode as he performed his latest single, “Feds Watching,” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Monday (August 5) night. Tity Two Necklaces got a little help from ?uestlove and the Legendary Roots Crew as he ran through the Pharrell Williams-assisted track with the benefit of the band’s signature live instrumentation.

“It just felt like it was something different, it felt like it was something that needed to happen,” he said. “For me it was about of course staying comfortable but trying new stuff, and that’s what I did rocking with Pharrell.”

B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is scheduled for release on September 10.

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New Music: Future – ‘Honest’


Since the release of his 2012 debut Pluto, Future has become one of hip-hop’s brightest new stars, penning hits for everyone from Lil Wayne to Ciara. And the in-demand rapper shows no signs of stopping with “Honest,” the first single and title track off his upcoming sophomore album.

“I’m a rock star for life/ I’m just being honest,” he raps on the truthful track, produced by Metro Boomin (Lil Wayne, Ludacris) and DJ Spinz (Ca$h Out, Waka Flocka Flame).

“It’s like a club uptempo record,” Future told Rap-Up TV. “Now’s my turn to give them something from me without the features. It’s me by myself.”

Honest, previously titled Future Hendrix, is due November 26. He will hit the road with Drake and Miguel on the “Would You Like a Tour?” arena trek starting September 25.



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Ben Sherman 2013 Fall/Winter Lookbook

In kicking off the Fall/Winter 2013 campaign, classic British label Ben Sherman teamed up with The Rig Out to shoot its latest seasonal lookbook. Shot in Brighton where the brand began and featuring photography and styling by The Rig Out co-founders Antony Crook and Glenn Kitson, the lookbook celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the label and a theme of “We Work with Our Own” by highlighting employees from its retail stores as they don the latest garb. Distinctly British, the range includes everything from heavyweight wool suiting to cable-knit sweaters, patterned button-downs, and stylish polos. Ben Sherman’s 2013 fall/winter collection is now available via the label’s own online store.

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LATE NIGHT SNACK: In Case You Haven’t Seen Nicki Minaj’s Boobs Enough….

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Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram today to exhibit more thirst boobs than usual for her Barbs.  Check out the attention grabby pic, which could also be called a late night snack, inside…

Well, Ms. Minaj clearly wants us to pay attention to her bare naked boobs.  So that’s what we’ll do.

The "I’m Out" rapper posted a topless pic with only her black wig covering her areolas.  And she only captioned it with a "fist pound" symbol when posting.

Not sure what made Nicki want to show us her boobs any more than she already does–outside of the obvious–but we do know she recently had some harsh words for another rapper.

At her MYX Moscato party last night at the Supperclub in Hollywood, Nicki was caught by a paprazzo who asked her about some rapper named Ransom who allegedly made a song about POSSIBLY ghost writing for her before she rose to fame.

So while she may have looked like a lady in her McQueen bodycon dress, her mouth was anything but ladylike.  Watch chick tell these rappers to get off her d**k below:

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Wally 55 Powerboat

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The Wally 55 Powerboat blends luxury and power. The latter comes courtesy of four Volvo IPS600 engines, good for 435 horsepower and delivering a top speed of 40 knots. The beautiful open sports cruiser boasts an unusually large deck space, protected by an oversized wraparound windscreen and offering plenty of room for seating and daybeds. The interior is available with two or three cabins, each with its own bathroom, along with a fully-appointed galley and narrow crew cabin between the accommodations and engine compartment. Check out additional looks below, and contact Wally for purchasing options — that is, as long as you have at least .4 million handy.

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Rugz D. Bewler & Dice Raw Kick Freestyles On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Harlem’s Rugz D. Bewler and Philadelphia’s Dice Raw recently stopped through Sway In The Morning and held court with a fiery freestyle session.

Producer Amadeus held down the beats straight off his laptop while Rugz and Dice got busy over some sick instrumental that they never heard before. “I made easy for weirdos to feel comfortable, cool with the killers was one of the Huxtables/Ahmed said only let Black women lay under you and blue-eyed blondes’ll help you with your deductibles,” spit Rugz.

Dice Raw recently released a documentary called Jimmy’s Back that deals with the mass incarceration of Blacks in the United States. The doc will have an accompanying musical portion that’s out August 19. Last we heard, Rugz is dropping a project by the end of the summer that will feature his “Ghost Of Betha” joint.

Check out part one of the Sway In The Morning freestyle session below and part two on the flip.

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Video: Bishop Nehru – The Backroom Freestyle

Previously: Bishop Nehru ft. Aaron LaCrate – Appalled

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Pusha T, Goodie Mob, Schoolboy Q On ‘RapFix Live’ Aug 7

"Heineken Inspire" Atlanta Concert Series

If it wasn’t for Goodie Mob, the rap game might be drastically different. It took Khujo, T-Mo, Big Gipp and Cee Lo Green screaming “what y’all really know about the Dirty South?” to really help instill a sense of pride and unity among rappers below the Mason Dixon.And a lot has happened since the Atlanta quartet dropped their 1995 debut, Soul Food. So before the Goodie Mob drop their reunion LP, Age Against the Machine, on August 27 they’ll stop by MTV’s “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT to catch us up.  Pusha T and Schoolboy Q will also be joining us on the show today.

Catch Goodie Mob, Schoolboy Q and Pusha T on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and Join the conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your Qs for the MCs to @MTVRapFix!

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